The Best Authentic Peranakan Restaurants in Jakarta

Peranakan food is a delightful heritage cuisine, which refers to a mixture of Chinese and Malay culture, and forms a unique taste diversity of representing Southeast Asian with the iconic spices and cooking techniques. Southeast Asia is known for its uniqueness because of its diversity and cultural mix. For a long time, Indonesia has been a destination for foreign traders. One of the most recognizable characteristics of the Peranakan culture, of course, lies in their culinary creations. With the combination and influence of various cultures, we guarantee you will have an unforgettable culinary experience. It is not difficult to find a Peranakan restaurant around us. In Jakarta, there are many of them in each region. However, we still need enough effort if we want to taste the authentic Peranakan culinary. Here are 7 restaurants in Jakarta that do it best.

1. Chopstix

 Chopstix foods
Chopstix

Time to grab your chopsticks and pick your favorite dim sum, rice, or noodle dish. This is the perfect place if you want to get some Asian food choices at affordable prices. Serving unpretentious or homey dishes, Chopstix has been one of the top choices for everyday meals. With the modern Asian food concept, they serve various kinds of comfort food that we Indonesian can enjoy all the time. Fun fact: you can get fortune cookies after you paid your food at the cashier and also there is a message inside the cookies. If you’re lucky you can get some food from the menu. 

Phone Number: +6221 – 3983 – 8792

Address: Plaza Indonesia, Basement Floor, Jl.MH Thamrin, Jakarta Pusat

Social Media: @chopstix.id on Instagram

Price Range: 

Starting from IDR 75.000,00 – IDR 200.000,00 per person

Opening Hours:

10.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)

2. Penang Bistro

Penang Bistro view
Penang Bistro

Penang Bistro is a fresh take on traditional favorites the melting pot region on Malacca strait. Penang Bistro certainly knows how to cook their foods. Their menu offers a wide variety of the region’s best recipes prepared with the freshest ingredients. Penang Bistro also has many choices of a dining room with a capacity of 10 people until 200 people! This will suit your casual gathering and both your big event. 

Phone Number: +6221 – 3190 – 6000

Address: Jl. Kebon Sirih No.59, 1st – 3rd Floor, Jakarta Pusat

Social Media: @penangbistro_id on Instagram

Price Range: Starting from IDR 75.000,00 – IDR 200.000,00 per person

Opening Hours: 11.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)

3. Seroeni

view of Seroeni
Seroeni

Seroeni serves the delicacy of multicultural dishes to perfection. From the unique fried noodles, savory Belachan rice, and the tasty egg-wrapped shrimp. Compared to other Peranakan restaurants in Jakarta, Seroeni has its own unique concept. If the other Peranakan restaurants adapted the idea of Chinese cuisine with the local Indonesian culinary, then Seroeni combined both Malaysian and Chinese. Don’t be surprised if they are always in high demand, because everyone wants to feel its rare choices of foods. 

Phone Number: +6221 – 5725 – 187

Address: Plaza Senayan, 3rd Floor, Jakarta Pusat

Social Media: @seroeni.id on Instagram

Price Range: Starting from IDR 75.000,00 – IDR 200.000,00 per person

Opening Hours: 11.00 – 21.00 (Monday – Sunday)

4. Meradelima

Meradelima restaurant
Meradelima

Inside an antique colonial-building, Meradelima comes with a typical Peranakan cuisine influenced by Chinese, Malay, and also Arabic flavors. Something that stands out from Meradelima is that the ingredients used for the foods are all fresh, halal, and low cholesterol as well, with the concept of healthy food which is applied since the first time the restaurant was opened. Besides the various choices of dishes and the aesthetic interior concept, Meradelima has also succeeded in creating an atmosphere with the Keroncong music that will be played all the time. It’s like you’re traveling to the vintage-past life. 

Phone Number: +6221 – 7265 – 112

Address: Jl. Adityawarman No.47, Jakarta Selatan

Social Media: @meradelima.pakisculinary on Instagram

Price Range:  Starting from IDR 75.000,00 – IDR 200.000,00 per person

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)

Read also : Best Restaurants in Thamrin

5. Blue Jasmine

view of Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine presents Indo-Orient dishes that draw inspiration from the distinct flavors of comfort foods coming from home’s kitchens, interpreted in a new food presentation and casual chic dining experience. This homey atmosphere fits really well with various Peranakan dishes. You seem to be eating on the back porch surrounded by shades of leaves. You will like how the building looks because they put a lot of effort into creating a very rich and classy environment for the restaurant yet still giving the feeling of comfort to the guests. Although the price is quite high compared to the other restaurants on this list, it’s really worth it due to their great place. Blue Jasmine is the perfect venue for delightful brunches, celebration events, business lunches, or relaxing dining experience with family, friends, and colleagues or loved ones in beautiful surroundings.

Phone Number: +6221 – 2905 – 3990

Address: The Maja, Jl. Kyai Maja No.39, Jakarta Selatan

Social Media: @bluejasminejkt on Instagram

Price Range:  Starting from IDR 200.000,00 – IDR 500.000,00 per person

Opening Hours: 11.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)

6. Tjap Toean

Tjap Toean
Tjap Toean

It feels like we’re returning to the past, but still with the modern concept. That is the theme taken by Tjap Toean, a typical Peranakan cafe in the central of Jakarta. According to Faisal, the owner of Tjap Toean, this cafe was deliberately made of uniqueness with a variety of typical Chinese decorations. Because they want to revive the atmosphere of Ancient China which is now almost can not found. Tjap Toean provides all the dining needs of the guests. Starting from the breakfast menu, heavy food, to a variety of typical home-based snacks.

Phone Number: +6221 – 3983 – 1524

Address: Deutche Bank Building, Garden Terrace, Thamrin, Jakarta Pusat

Social Media: @tjap_toean on Instagram

Price Range:  Starting from IDR 75.000,00 – IDR 200.000,00

Opening Hours:

  • 07.00 – 17.00 (Monday – Friday)
  • Closed (Saturday – Sunday)

7. Kopitiam

We have been talking about the best casual dining restaurants before. Now, let us introduce you to the casual Peranakan coffee shop with its iconic coffee and tea menus. Kopitiam is a coffee shop that is highly recommended for those of you who want to relax and enjoy the feel of vintage vibes combined with modern nuances. Besides coffee and tea, they also serve a variety of tempting dishes, from light to heavy meals.

Phone Number: +6221 – 5155 – 432

Address: Indonesia Stock Exchange, Tower 2, Ground Floor, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Jakarta Selatan

Social Media: @kopitiamid on Instagram

Price Range: Starting from IDR 75.000,00 – IDR 200.000,00 per person

Opening Hours: 07.00 – 18.00 (Monday – Friday) and 07.00 – 15.00 (Saturday). Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

So, there you have it! Some of the finest Peranakan Restaurants that you can visit in Jakarta. If you happen to be a fan of vintage Peranakan cuisines, this list might help you or if you just want to give these foods a try but don’t know where to find them. Eating with some companies might be cheerful, but if you prefer to eat alone then go for it! Give it a try!

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